Rachel M. Self

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Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Boston, MA

Rachel M. Self, P.C.
 | 6 Beacon Street, Suite 825
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-742-0191
Fax: 617-742-0194
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Consumer (60%),
  • Criminal Defense (40%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Rachel M. Self is the founder of her own firm located in Boston, Massachusetts, and she provides criminal defense and immigration law representation to clients throughout the area. In her immigration practice, she assists individuals in a variety of matters, including people who are seeking asylum as well as those who are facing deportation. Ms. Self also helps people who are attempting to qualify for permanent resident visas, including family-based petitions, and she provides representation to those who are seeking to become naturalized citizens. Her fluency in Spanish is a benefit in this particular part of her practice. Other aspects of Ms. Self's immigration work involve the representation of employers with respect to the obtaining of H-1B visas for prospective foreign workers.

Ms. Self provides defense representation to people who have been charged with state or federal offenses. The types of cases that she has handled in this regard have included driving under the influence, domestic violence, sex crimes, money laundering, assault and battery, drug possession and distribution, and juvenile crimes.

Since obtaining her Juris Doctor in 2004, Ms. Self has earned the respect of her colleagues for her dedication to her clients and high degree of ethics. The holder of a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo, she has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 for several consecutive years. Admitted to practice before all Massachusetts state courts, Ms. Self is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Immigration (60%)

Criminal Defense (40%): Criminal Law

Focus Areas

Criminal Law

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 9 years

Rising Stars: 2009 - 2017

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About Rachel Self

Admitted: 2004, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: https://attorneyself.com/profile/

Honors and Awards:

  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyer, 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • AVVO Client's Choice Award, AVVO, 2013-2017
  • Top Immigration Attorney, Boston Magazine and Superlawyers, 2009-2017

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Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Rachel obtains approval in I-601A case for client.  Lawful permanent residence granted., 2017
  • Rachel wins Motion for New Trial in Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon case.  All charges against client dismissed.  Citizenship granted., 2017
  • Rachel obtains favorable outcome for client charged with 2 counts of Rape.  All Rape charges dismissed., 2017
  • Rachel obtained a Nolle Prosequi in a drug trafficking case.  All charges against the client dismissed., 2017
  • Rachel wins Motion for New Trial on DUI charges.  Case dismissed.  Lawful Permanent Residence Granted., 2017
  • Rachel wins Motion for New Trial in larceny case.  Lawful permanent residence restored to client.  Deportation proceedings terminated., 2016
  • Rachel obtains a Not Guilty jury verdict for client wrongfully accused of several counts sexual assault., 2016
  • Rachel wins Motion for New Trial in Drug Possession case.  Charges dismissed.  Citizenship granted., 2016
  • Rachel wins Motion for New Trial in Drug Trafficking case.  Charges dismissed., 2016
  • Rachel received a Not Guilty in a Reckless Driving trial., 2016
  • Rachel received a Not Guilty in an OUI second offense jury trial., 2015
  • Rachel obtained a Not Guilty in an Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon case., 2014
  • Rachel recently obtained a Not Guilty verdict in a sexual assault trial., 2014
  • Rachel obtained a Not Guilty in a Threats and Assault and Battery Trial., 2013
  • Rachel obtained a Not Guilty in a Assault and Battery and Assault and Battery of a Police officer trial., 2013
  • Rachel obtained a Not Guilty in a Threats and Assault and Battery trial., 2012
  • Rachel obtained a Not Guilty in an Assult and Battery trial., 2012

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • — Rachel received the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2017
  • Rachel received the Client's Choice Award for the fifth year in a row. She is rated a "10" Superb client rating by AVVO, a national lawyer listing service. To see Rachel's client reviews, click here: http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/02108-ma-rachel-self-1341417/reviews.html, 2017
  • — Rachel received the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2016
  • Rachel received the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40., 2015
  • Rachel received the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers., 2014
  • Rachel received the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40., 2014
  • Rachel received the Client's Choice Award for the second year in a row. She is rated a "10" Superb client rating by AVVO, a national lawyer listing service. To see Rachel's client reviews, click here: http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/02108-ma-rachel-self-1341417/reviews.html, 2014
  • Rachel received the Client's Choice Award and a "10" Superb client rating by AVVO, a national lawyer listing service. To see Rachel's client reviews, click here: http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/02108-ma-rachel-self-1341417/reviews.html, 2013
  • Rachel received the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40., 2013
  • Rachel received the National Trial Lawyers top 40 under 40., 2012

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Office Location for Rachel M. Self

6 Beacon Street
Suite 825
Boston, MA 02108

Phone: 617-742-0191

Fax: 617-742-0194

 

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Last Updated: 3/13/2018

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